Certificate III is the launch pad for rewarding careers in the booming child care industry.
Full time -
up to 52 Weeks

20-25 Hours Per Week

160 Hours of Work Placement
Course Value $4000

Or $250 for Job Trainer Concession Rate (conditions apply)
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This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. They support children’s wellbeing and development in the context of an approved learning framework. Educators use a range of well-developed skills and knowledge using discretion and judgment when carrying out their work in the context of established policies and procedures. They may work independently or under the guidance of others, though in some contexts that guidance may not be on-site.

Early childhood educators work in long day-care centres, family day-care, pre-schools or kindergartens.

To achieve this qualification, you must have completed a total of least 160 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia.

Studying with Enable College means you will be supported every step of the way by experienced trainers and friendly staff. Our graduates emerge with the required skills, knowledge and practical workplace experience to care for and support children in a variety of settings.

This course is also a stepping stone to further qualifications in child services, including the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

 

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

  • Overview
  • Pathways
  • Course Units
  • Delivery

About this course

This qualification unlocks many different career choices by providing you with the skills and expertise to work within a range of early childhood education settings.

Studying with Enable College means you will be supported every step of the way by experienced trainers and friendly staff. Our graduates emerge with the required skills, knowledge and practical workplace experience to care for and support children in a variety of settings.

This course is also a stepping stone to further qualifications in child services, including the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

How much will it cost me?

Fee for Service $4000.00

Additional cost of up to $68.00 for National Police Clearance (issued through SAPOL) and DHS Checks $63.25.

Eligible subsidised, from 20 November 2021, $500 or Job Trainer Eligible $300.

The fees include First Aid, Child Safe Environments, DHS Clearances and National Police Clearance.

A $150 re-enrolment fee applies for students who do not complete within the completion time.

Job Trainer

To qualify for a subsidised course under SA JobTrainer you must be a resident of South Australia, or currently out of work (this includes school leavers and those who have recently lost their job) or receiving an income support payment (eg, JobSeeker, Austudy, Youth Allowance).

Entry Requirements

The following entry requirements need to be met prior to course commencement:

    • Must be over the age of 18 years at the time of course induction
    • Must hold a current Driver’s licence
    • Must be able to participate in 120 hours of work placement
    • Ability to gain clean Police and DHS clearances
    • Must be able to source and undertake work placement
    • Complete all enrolment processes as per the Enable College enrolment policy and procedure
    • Students must have access to a computer, email, and internet

     

    • Fee for Service Students
    • Meet LLN requirements by completing Enable College LLN test
    • Complete a Verbal Assessment (see Verbal Assessment Policy and Procedure – FFS)

     

    • Eligible Subsidised Students
    • Complete CSPA assessment and Upfront Assessment of Need (Eligible subsidised and or Job Trainer eligible students) process
    • Attend suitability interview – see Enable College Suitability and Support Needs Checklist and Verbal Assessment Policy and Procedure (Eligible subsidised and or Job Trainer eligible students)

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Pathways in Early Childhood Education & Care

CHC30121- Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is the launch pad for rewarding careers in the booming childcare industry. This qualification unlocks many different career choices by providing you with relevant skills and expertise and as a result, enables you to work within a range of early childhood education settings. This course is also a stepping stone to further Diploma and Bachelor qualifications in Children’s Services.

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Possible Outcomes

  • Educator in center-based service
  • Family Day Care educator
  • Occasional Care educator at a service operating an Early Childhood service at the same premises

Study Pathways

  • CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care
  • CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Units

This course is made up of 17 units of study, divided into 15 core and 2 elective units. Our range of electives is based on our experience, knowledge and understanding of what employers and the industry are looking for.

Core Units [15]
CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
ELECTIVES [2]
BSBSTR401 Promote innovation in team environments
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTFSE001 Follow Basic food safety procedures

Recognition of prior learning

If you have existing knowledge or skills relating to the requirements of this course you can apply for recognition of
prior learning (RPL). RPL may be granted for knowledge or skills obtained through prior education, training, work
and life experiences.

RPL fees are $200.00

Credit Transfer

If the student has a prior Qualification or a Statement of Attainment issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework from any state or territory, the RTO will automatically give exemptions for those units of competency provided they are current. Credit transfer will be provided on the student record.

Other related courses

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Certificate III Education Support
Diploma of Community Services


Delivery

This course is offered as both full-time (20-25 study hours per week) and part time (15 study hours per week) either on campus or through our blended learning model.

As part of this course, you will also have the opportunity to experience real life situations through work placement.

Optional study tutorials are available on arrangement with the trainer that is assigned to support the student. Full-time students are expected to submit 2 assessments per month and Part-time 1.

  • Study on Campus
  • Work Placement
  • Study Online
  • Full Time Available
  • Part Time Available

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